ESF Homecoming & Reunion
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's virtual programming. We received a lot of great feedback and will be planning more virtual events in the future so be sure to follow us across our social media platforms for upcoming events! For those of you that were not able to join us, it's not too late - all of the events are listed below so you can view them at your convenience.
Don't forget, for those of our alumni who were celebrating milestone reunion years in 2020, you will be invited back next year to commemorate this special occasion.
Homecoming and Reunion Events
College President's Update
Learn about everything that is currently happening at the College, including ESF's response to the COVID crisis and the new learning modalities.
Honoring our Alumni Veterans
Join members of SUNY ESF Veteran's Club, whose mission is to provide resources to veterans, aid in the transition from military to civilian life, and provide events and educational programs. They also aim to connect students with veterans. That's where our alumni come in! If you are a veteran, tune in to hear more about this initiative and how you can help.
2021 ESF Alumni Trip: Iceland
The ESF Alumni Association will be hosting a trip to Iceland March 9-15, 2021. Tune in to learn about the exciting itinerary, pricing and more - this promises to be the trip of a lifetime! You must register to view the program. Use passcode ESFIceland21!
Alumni Association Annual Meeting (Download to view)
Join the Alumni Association Board of Directors as they review the past year, discuss what's next for the Association, and welcome several newly-elected Board Members.
Bourbon Event with Don Leopold
Join ESF's own Dr. Don Leopold, self-proclaimed bourbon aficionado, along with special guest Dr. Brian Leydet for a conversation about "America's Whiskey." Don will share some of his favorites and why, as well as give some recommendations. You will need to enter the code Alumni2020! in order to view the video.
Virtual Book Club with Robin Kimmerer: Braiding Sweetgrass
Take this amazing opportunity to hear from Dr. Robin Kimmerer as she discusses her celebrated book, Braiding Sweetgrass. You will need to enter the code Alumni2020! in order to view the video.
"What's New on Campus?" Virtual Tour
Has it been awhile since you've visited campus? Check out what's new on this virtual tour of ESF's buildings and facilities.
Tour of the Roosevelt Wild Life Collections and Classroom
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the famed Roosevelt Wild Life Collection. The tour will include a look at the new world-class specimen conservation facility in the basement of the Gateway Center.
Career Services: Resources for Alumni
The ESF Office of Career Services is an important resource for alumni. Learn how to utilize their expertise as well as how you can assist with current students' career paths in this valuable segment.
ESF Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Congratulations to the 2020 inductees into the ESF Athletic Hall of Fame! Find out more about these outstanding athletes, coaches, and show your support for the Mighty Oaks via this virtual ceremony.
Unusual Trees of Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour with Dr. Don Leopold
Join Dr. Leopold, Environmental & Forest Biology Professor, as he takes you to about eighteen of the more unusual trees in Oakwood Cemetery for a quick dendrology (tree identification) lesson. Purchase the "Oakwood Trees Guide" online at the ESF College Bookstore (www.esfbookstore.com) to follow along with Don.
Virtual Presentation: Return of the American Chestnut with Dr. William Powell
A little over a century ago, the American chestnut tree, once one of the most abundant trees in the eastern forests of the United States, was devastated by the chestnut blight. After 25 years of research at ESF, American chestnut trees with enhanced blight resistance have been developed using the tools of biotechnology. Take this very special opportunity to hear from one of the pioneering scientists who developed the blight-resistant tree, ESF's own Dr. William Powell. Thanks to a $3.2 million Templeton World Charity Foundation grant, the Lafayette Road Experiment Station is undergoing exciting changes to promote research opportunities for this crucial project.